HUGELY controversial proposals to build four wind turbines on land between Bishop's Itchington, Gaydon and Knightcote are being recommended for refusal by planning officials at Stratford-on-Avon District Council.
Members of the council’s east area planning committee will be debating the plans for the turbines - which will be up to 125 metres in height - at a meeting on Tuesday at Kineton High School. The meeting starts at 6pm.
There is such interest in the meeting that it will be broadcast live on the internet. Those who want to go to the meeting itself are being warned that the capacity of the hall at Kineton High School is 250 and seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Commenting on the internet broadcasting of the event, the meeting’s chairman Cllr Danny Kendall (Cons, Wellesbourne) said: “This will enable as many people as possible to view the proceedings live or at a time that suits them, from their workplace, home or any other place with access to the internet.
“Webcasts are an excellent way to give the wider community an insight into local democracy. It will provide everyone with an opportunity to view local decision making affecting their community.” The broadcast can be viewed at www.stratford.gov.uk/webcast during and after the meeting.
In a 107-page report to councillors the officials cite five main reasons for recommending refusal of the proposals being put forward by Broadview Energy:
The planning officials say that although the wind turbines would be there for a “temporary” period of 25 years, considerable harm would be experienced over that length of time.
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